Our Directors

Directors of CPR Insurance Services

The Directors of Cooper Professional Risks Pty Ltd (CPR) are Robert and Mandy Cooper. Robert has had more than 35 years in the Insurance Industry and Mandy more than 20 years. Both worked for a number of prominent Insurance Companies and  International Insurance Brokers. Robert is also well qualified with a Master of Business Administration and a Graduate Diploma of Insurance from Deakin University, as well he is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Insurance and Finance, and a Fellow of the National Insurance Brokers Association. Mandy holds an Associateship of the Australian & New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance. Both are Tier 1 PS146 compliant. 

Robert serves in the following Organisations:

He also holds memberships with the Australian Insurance Law Association, National Insurance Brokers Association, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Brisbane North Chamber of Commerce.

In 2013 and 2014 he was named one of the Top 30 elite Insurance Brokers in Australia with Insurance Business Magazine.

He is an an experienced speaker, critic and presenter, particularly on all areas of insurance but more specifically on Professional Indemnity and Directors & Officers Liability Insurance, whether for training purposes or for just informing or updating forums on current related issues.

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Cooper Professional Risks

Specialising in the area of Professional Indemnity and Directors & Officers Liability but can provide assistance in all areas of Risk Management and Insurance.

CPR Insurance Services

A corporate authorised representative of NAS Insurance Brokers and for this reason can offer the full range of General Insurances for our clients With up to 150 Insurance markets available to us, we can help you with anything and everything. Any type of business can be catered for.

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Latest News

Summer catastrophe bill over $500 million

Insured losses for the four catastrophes declared over summer have gone above $550 million, according to the Insurance Council of Australia. 

There was a bit of a “sharp rise in value” of losses with the Great Ocean road bushfires that hit Victoria over Christmas. Insured losses from the Victorian bushfires now stand at $110 million from 527 claims, compared with $88 million one month ago. Rob Whelan, CEO of the ICA, said that the clean-up operation in the state is well underway with at least 15 sites cleaned up so far by contractors. Insurers can only commence rebuilding once each site has been cleared of debris, including asbestos.  Also the extremely steep terrain is presenting significant challenges, but insurers are determined to rebuild homes in the shortest time possible once the design and planning approval process is completed.  

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Hot summer leads to more claims

Insurance claims have so far exceeded $515 million this summer. Unfortunately they are likely to increase further as the country continues to deal with bushfires and severe storms. The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) said the figure is made up from four catastrophes. These include three major bushfires in Pinery in South Australia, Victoria's Great Ocean Road and in Yarloop in Western Australia. Then there was also the Sydney storms and tornado in December.  Insurers were expecting this to be a highly dangerous summer. The predictions were for a heightened bushfire risk in exactly the areas that have suffered bushfires. It is still only the middle of  summer. The world has also experienced the hottest year on record since 1880. With more evaporation of land and oceans, combined with more mositure in the atmosphere creating more storm activity and then a greater volume being dumped somewhere else on the planet, it is unlikely these events will reduce into the future.

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